Many parents’ first instinct when a child reaches her teens is to clamp down on the rules. Suddenly, we want to run background checks on all her friends, accompany her on every trip to the mall, and listen in on her phone calls. But far from keeping a teen safe, turning up the Strict Meter only drives behavior underground. Stuff is still going on – you just no longer see it.
Girls are as likely as boys to be bullies in dating situations and boys are as likely as girls to be victims.
Every parent wants their teenager to make smart, responsible choices. Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson and Parenting Coach Katie Malinski LCSW share tips on how to raise a responsible teenager - especially when they are making decisions about sex.
The news has been shocking to say the least. But I believe the tide is turning. Powerful men are being called to the table and women are feeling strength in numbers. How did we get here? Or rather, if this is the beginning of the end of centuries of male conquest and domination, how do […]
Do you wish your teenager would open up about who they are dating? Do you find it uncomfortable to talk to your teenager about sex? Parenting Coach Katie Malinksi LCSW shares how parents can have a comfortable, strong relationship with their teenager - and get them to talk about dating and sex.
Everyone wants to find love. There is nothing more human than wanting to love and be loved. Teenagers are experiencing this for the very first time, and it can be intense and passionate. The emotions involved are real and often extreme, and teen relationships are often marked by plenty of ups, downs, and intensity. It […]
Nearly everyone remembers their first love. The overwhelming feelings of infatuation and the chemistry between you is not something that is easily forgotten. And while it is pretty normal to spend a lot of time with a new love interest, there is a line between normal teenage desire and unhealthy obsession. So how do you […]
As a parent, nothing is more devastating than harm done to your child. When harm is done to your child, your heart might break that you weren’t able to prevent it or protect them. Sexual abuse might be one of the hardest things a family could ever have to endure. But let’s not ignore that […]